Hay Festival

May 8, 2013 - 6:30pm to May 12, 2013 - 8:00pm
Columbia Global Centers | Middle East Auditorium

Wednesday May 8, 2013 at 6:30 pm

Mohammed Hanif in conversation with Rula Quawas

Mohammed Hanif (Pakistan) is a writer and journalist, author of the award-winning A Case Of Exploding Mangoes , which was shortlisted for the 2008 Guardian First Book Award and long listed for the 2008 Man Booker Prize, and subsequently won the 2009 Commonwealth Book Prize, and the 2008 Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize. Hanif has also written for the stage and screen, including a feature film, The Long Night (2002).                      


Saturday May 11, 2013th at 6:30 pm

Shereen El Feki in conversation with Sahar Khalifeh

Shereen El Feki is author of Sex And The Citadel: Intimate Life In A Changing Arab World. Half-Egyption, Half-Welsh, she is a writer, a broadcaster and an academic. El Feki is an expert on social change in the Arab Region, particularly as it relates to sexual and reproductive life, and served as vice-chair of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law, representing the Arab Region. She is a United Nations Global Expert, a project of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations.


Sunday, May 12th at 6:30 pm

Joe Sacco in conversation with Bayan Tal

Joe Sacco is perhaps the most innovative journalist of our times. Joe uses his drawings and notes to tell journalistic stories and highlight injustice. He has published many celebrated books such as Palestine, Safe Area Gorazde: The War In Eastern Bosnia 1992-1995 and Footnotes in Gaza.


All events will be held at the Columbia Global Center | Middle East Auditorium